An upcoming Samsung Android tablet carrying the model number SM-T595 has made an appearance on the US FCC website. While it hasn’t been confirmed officially, it is likely that the tablet will be marketed as the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2018). The tablet will succeed the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016), which carries the model number SM-T585.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2018): FCC Certification Received
The Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2018) had been certified by the Bluetooth SIG as well as the Wi-Fi Alliance earlier this month with the same SM-T595 model number. Now that the tablet has been certified by the US FCC as well, it is safe to assume that the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2018) could be formally launched by Samsung soon. Going by the latest rumors, the tablet is expected to debut alongside the Galaxy Tab S4 in July or August this year. Apart from the SM-T595 model number, the FCC listing also reveals that the tablet will come support for Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band and ANT+. The tablet will have a USB Type-C port as well.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2018): Rumored Specifications, Features
So far, the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2018) has only made appearances on certification websites, which is why we do not know much about the hardware specifications of the upcoming tablet. The Wi-Fi alliance listing only confirmed that the tablet will come with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band support and run on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box.
The tablet’s predecessor, the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) features a 10.1-inch PLS LCD display with 1920 x 1200 WUXGA resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio. It runs on an octa-core Exynos 7870 chipset with a Mali-T830 MP2 GPU and 2GB of RAM. However, the refreshed version of the tablet with S Pen support comes with 3GB of RAM and 16GB / 32GB storage options. The tablet also includes an 8MP rear camera with an LED flash and a 2MP front-facing camera for video calls. Keeping the lights on is a 7300mAh capacity battery. Needless to say, the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2018) will offer at least a few significant upgrades over its predecessor. It could also be Samsung’s first device to ship with the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box.